John Deere Planning Expansion Of New Horicon Facility

(Horicon) John Deere Horicon Works is moving forward with a planned expansion project at their newest facility off Highway E. The Horicon Plan Commission approved the site plan at their meeting Monday night. Company officials began laying the groundwork for the project last year which will see the construction of a 22,500-square-foot building. The structure will be attached to the existing manufacturing plant. Project Manager Dave Schumann says the plant needed additional space to continue to service all Deere units and added that the expansion will not be built for assembly purposes. Schumann says the company will be working with Graef Engineering as well as the construction management firm Ryan Companies. No word was given on project costs or whether the expansion will bring additional jobs to Horicon. Facility Engineer Jim Magnuson says crews will break ground on July 9 with the hopes of having the roof in place by November and have the building watertight by winter. The project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2019.